The head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit has vowed to punish all corrupt government officials.
Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, who was giving a lecture to participants who had been undergoing a Special Investigations course at Muhooti Barracks in Fort Portal on Thursday also called upon Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) officers to join her in the fight against corruption in Uganda.
“I will not bat an eye as corrupt government officials go about their business, because I am serving God and my country,” said Nakalema.
She also urged students to sensitise the public about the dangers of corruption while at the same time instilling a culture of dedicated selfless service for the betterment of Uganda.
“There is a need for everyone to fight corruption right from the grassroots to the top if we are to have a corrupt-free country. Refer to Article 17 (1)(i)of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda which spells out the duties of a citizen one of which is to combat corruption and misuse or wastage of public property,” Col Nakalema said.
Last year in December, President Museveni formed the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and assigned Nakalema to head it. This was after Museveni’s frustration at the way agencies fighting corruption in Uganda were performing.
Since its formation several government officials who allegedly involved in corruption activities have been arrested. However, the public still is not contented with the Nakalema’s performance basing on their arguments that ‘Nakalema’s unit only looks out for small fish.’
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